Announcements

Narrative: 2014 Meeting at Claremont CA

posted Feb 19, 2014, 2:22 PM by David Paxman   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 1:51 PM ]

Our 2014 meeting will take place at Claremont Graduate University March 27-29. 

Guest speaker: With generous support from Patrick Mason, chair of Mormon Studies there, and James Faulconer, Richard L Evans Chair of Religious Understanding at BYU, we are pleased to hear from guest speaker Richard KearneyCharles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College. He will speak Saturday, March 29, at 2 pm.

The conference theme is narrative.

Registration and fees: You may register and pay the fees by credit card by going to the registration site at https://commerce.cashnet.com/WEBMSH. Please register by March 15. Fees are as follows:

                Registration $65 includes Friday and Saturday lunches and amenities

                Thursday dinner $20 (optional)

                Friday dinner $20 (optional)

You may pay by check if you prefer, by March 15. Make to check to MSH and send to David Paxman, 423 E 1700 N, Mapleton, UT 84664.

Hotel: To take advantage of a group rate at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel, please contact davidpaxman@gmail.com by March 3.

Location: Claremont Graduate University is part of Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located in Claremont CA. Nearest airport is Ontario CA.  Conference events will center on Stauffer Hall and Albrecht Auditorium, at the corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA.

Driving directions: FROM I-10 EAST OR WEST, exit Indian Hill Blvd and travel north.  Turn right on Sixth St. Turn left on College Ave, then right on Tenth St.

FROM THE I-210 EAST OR WEST, exit at Baseline / Padua and travel west. Turn left on Monte Vista Ave. Turn right on Foothill Blvd. Turn left onto College Ave, then left on Tenth St.

FROM ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Indian Hill Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.

Schedule: See below for the tentative schedule. We anticipate a few changes, but the overall time frame should allow you to plan.



Selected papers from the 2013 conference, "The Mystical"

posted Mar 26, 2013, 9:01 AM by David Paxman

In response to your requests, many of our participants have agreed to let us post their papers from our conference on "The Mystical," held at Brigham Young University March 15 and 16, 2013.

2013 MSH Conference, "The Mystical."

posted Feb 24, 2013, 7:56 PM by David Paxman   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 9:03 AM ]


2013 Mormon Scholars in the Humanities CFP and Announcement

posted Nov 5, 2012, 5:03 PM by Alan Goff   [ updated Nov 5, 2012, 5:05 PM ]


Conference Theme: The Mystical

Conference Date: March 15-16, 2013

Conference location: Provo, Utah (BYU)

Proposal Deadline: January 5, 2013

Click on the attached Word File to open the full Call for Papers

Conference at Southern Virginia University

posted May 30, 2012, 10:58 AM by John Armstrong   [ updated May 30, 2012, 10:59 AM ]

The sixth annual conference on May 18-19, 2012, was a great success. There were 35 presentations, including the keynote address by Darrick Hamilton of The New School. Each session included a full hour of discussion following three presentations. At the business meeting on May 19, the members in attendance elected Alan Goff as the new president of Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, William Silverman as vice president, and David Paxman as secretary/treasurer. Best wishes to our new leaders! See you next year!

Conference Next Week!

posted May 11, 2012, 6:38 AM by John Armstrong   [ updated May 30, 2012, 10:29 AM ]


Program Draft Now Available

posted Apr 2, 2012, 8:56 AM by John Armstrong   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 8:37 AM ]

A draft of the 2012 program is now available. Interested in attending? Please register for the conference at this site.

Best Work Yet on Early Mormonism?

posted Feb 25, 2012, 8:47 AM by John Armstrong   [ updated Feb 25, 2012, 8:49 AM ]

So says the review on the blog, By Common Consent, of MSH member Samuel Brown's new book, In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death (Oxford University Press, 2011). Those who care about Mormonism cannot pass up something that "fills a lacuna in Mormon historiography that utterly shifts the ground, presenting in the process something very close to a Grand Unified Theory of Smithian Mormonism." Sam, we already knew you were amazing. The secret's out. Love your site, too.

Matt Bowman's New Book in NY Times

posted Feb 25, 2012, 8:28 AM by John Armstrong

MSH member Matthew Bowman recently published The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith with Random House. The New York Times review calls it "timely" and says — all too glibly —that it is "sober history, so sober it misses opportunities to be playful and pointed at once." The reviewer wanted discussion of the Osmonds, "Big Love," and John Krakauer. Thank you, Matt, for not pandering to the tastes of dilettantes.

Richard Bushman on Mormon Scholarship

posted Jul 10, 2011, 11:35 AM by John Armstrong   [ updated Jul 10, 2011, 12:08 PM ]

Mormon Times has published two stories, one by Emily W. Jensen, the other by Kristine Frederickson, on Richard Bushman's remarks at a recent symposium held in his honor. According to the stories, Brother Bushman says that we are now in a golden age of Mormon historical scholarship and that we are moving towards an age of Mormon cultural power.

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities is proud to have Brother Bushman among its founding members. Here are some tributes to Richard from the symposium:


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